Development and External Affairs

Staff List


Office of the Vice President

Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs
Heather Shaw, Assistant to the Vice President for Leadership Projects
Michele Andrews, Senior External Relations Specialist
Martha Mendez, Executive Assistant to the Vice President
Cchea Nugent, DEA Process Specialist
Bonnie Bazley, Campaign Process and Volunteer Specialist

Strategic Affairs
Robert Bucker, Assistant to the Vice President for Strategic Affairs
Michelle Baehl, Diversity Officer and Director for Development and External Affairs Staff Development
Rhett Swarb, Project Specialist for Strategic Affairs

Financial Planning and Analysis
Susan Morrison, Financial Officer
Nici Bremer, Assistant to the Financial Officer
Frank McNeny, Accounts Payable Liaison for DEA


Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Astria Smith, Assistant Vice President
Elizabeth Gallegos, Coordinator

Alumni Relations and Engagement
Mary Margaret Carrillo, Director Alumni Engagement
DaNaysia Jones, Assistant Director Regional Networks
Allison Hall
, Assistant Director Signature Programs
Amy Thompson, Senior Assistant Director Parent and Volunteer Engagement
Alyssa Lockley, Assistant Director, Class Ambassador
Marilyn Blaess, Assistant Director, Class Ambassador
Jordan Cheek, Senior Events Manager
Cherlyn Haynes, Administrative Creative Connections

Leadership and Affinity Giving
Vacant, Director
Vacant, Advancement Associate
Angela Bardis, Leadership Gifts Officer
Vacant, Leadership Gifts Officer
Vacant, Leadership Gifts Officer

Leadership Giving Programs
Vacant, Director Mustang Journeys
Molly Bishop, Assistant Director, Student/Young Alumni Engagement
Vacant, Assistant Director Affinity Groups
Jennifer Watson, Events and Board Relations Manager

Direct Marketing
Susan Watkins, Director
Megan Litke, Assistant Director Direct Marketing Solicitations
Peter Kostos, Assistant Director Direct Marketing Communication

Annual Giving Planning and Strategy
Vacant, Director
Payton Wade, Assistant Director Digital Marketing
Vacant, Assistant Director Content Creator/Copywriter
David Gianadda, Department Senior Business Systems Analyst


Development Services

Chase Robinson, Executive Director
Lindsay Glass, Development Services Coordinator
Brennan Hadden, Director of Operations Development Services
Libby Wharton, Project Management Associate
Vacant, Customer Success Manager

Development Management Systems
Charles Gunderson, Director
Vacant, Team Lead Applications Development
Willem Vandenberg, Senior Developer
Vacant, Senior Developer

Advancement Analytics
Alex Stoops, Director
Scott Ruff, Department Business Systems Senior Analyst
Rob Lane, Department Business Systems Associate

Prospect Development

Sarah Daly, Director
Vacant, Assistant Director for Prospect Management
Rachel Seay, Prospect Management Analyst
Sara Cucinotti, Assistant Director for Development Research
Janey Rodriguez, Researcher for Special Projects
Vacant, Advancement Researcher
Lea Andrah Beckworth, Advancement Researcher
Sylvie Wilson, Advancement Researcher

Records and Gift Administration
Diane Kucera, Director
Jared Calkins, Assistant Director of Financial Controls
Paul Guzman, System Administrator, Events Management
Rene Reid, Quality Assurance Specialist

Constituent Records
Janet Asberry, Assistant Director
Vacant, Data Integration Specialist
Alex Estrada, Senior Records Specialist
Roberta Martin, Senior Records Specialist
Dianna Zaragoza, Senior Records Specialist
Andrea Hogg
, Records Specialist
Ailine Dominey, Records Specialist

Gift Administration
Nayoakee Parker-Becker, Associate Director for Gift Processing
Britt Guild, Senior Gifts Specialist
Crystal Xuereb, Gift Specialist
Chi Chi Ogueri, Gift Specialist
Vacant, Gift Specialist

Principal and Major Gifts

Blake Davis, Assistant Vice President
Rachel Ryan, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Principal and Major Gifts
Ann Fielder, Philanthropic Advisor
Mark Dini, Executive Director of Principal Gifts

Corporate and Foundation Relations
Rob Strauss, Senior Director Corporate and Foundation Relations
Lesley Warren, Assistant Director Grant Writer
Darren Rich, Director of Development SMU DataArts
Timothy Angell, Director Corporate Engagement

Gift Planning
Tim Aronson, Executive Director
Renee Bowen, Coordinator
Marion Armstrong, Director of Gift Planning

Major Gifts
Eric Robinson, Director

Christina Miller, Major Gifts Officer
Sally Rychlak, Major Gifts Officer
Kristyn Fultz, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Vacant, Major Gifts Officer
Elise Nutt, Major Gifts Coordinator


Program Services and Donor Relations

Dana Ayres, Assistant Vice President

Program Services and Tate Lecture Series
John Saltzgiver, DEA Operations Manager
Carla Scott Jones, Director Special Events
Briana Frazier, Assistant Director Special Events
Beth Bone, Assistant Director, Special Events
Vacant, Event Assistant
Jeff Lockhart, Director Lectures and Public Programs
Kelsey Lang, Assistant Director Lectures and Public Programs
Kate Boyd, Assistant Director Communications
Vacant, Event Assistant
Aaron D'Eramo, Manager, Ticketing, Boards and Sponsorships
Alex Leever, Associate Director for Academic Ceremonies

Donor Relations and Stewardship
Vacant, Director
Carey Garrett, Assistant Director for Donor Relations, Stewardship
Ryan Garrett, Stewardship Communications Manager
Ashley Park, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Endowment Manager
Tessa Schreiner, Assistant Director of Donor Relations, Scholarship Stewardship
Jill Rogers,  Assistant Director for Donor Relations Naming Opportunities
Carrie Marquis,  Donor Relations Assistant
Jenna HammerFund Stewardship Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Regina Moldovan, Assistant Vice President
Karen Hart, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Creative Marketing
Emily Hughes Armour, Executive Director
Logan Edwards, Creative Director Alumni and Editorial
Mikel Holloway, Senior Designer
Caitlyn Greene, Designer
Sarah Bennett, Writer/Editor
John May, Creative Director Campaign Communications
Alexis Olajay, Production Designer
Amanda Upton, Lead Writer, Campaign Communications and Development
Katherine Hill, Writer Campaign Communications and Development
Georgette Taylor, Copy Editor/Writer
Bindu Varghese, Director for Undergraduate and Graduate Marketing
Cherri Gann, Admissions Writer
Laura Graham, Director Photo and Video
Hillsman Jackson, Senior Photographer
Vacant, Senior Videographer
Megan Gellner, Assistant Director for Photo and Video

Media and Community Relations
Kim Cobb, Executive Director
Wendelin Donahue, Director Community Engagement
Nancy George, Associate Director Media Relations
Monifa Thomas-Nguyen, Media Relations Manager Science and Technology
Stephen Fasoro, Media Relations Manager 
Bob Ehlert, Commentary Editor

Planning and Campaign Marketing
Neil Robinson, Executive Director
Jamie Abbott, Director Planning Operations
Rachelle Robinson, Project Manager
Gina Wang, Producer and Project Manager
Jessica Norris, Project Manager
Katy Scott, Director Project Management

Strategic Communications
Dianne Anderson, Director
Greg Ramirez, Associate Director University Communications
Anthony de Bruyn, Director of Internal Communications

Social Media
Edward Chalupa, Digital Content Producer
Liana Dobbs, Associate Director of Social Media
Erica Ravella, Social Media Manager

Digital Marketing
Pamela Ten Eyck, Senior Director
Cresencio Cantu, Associate Director Digital Marketing
Bill Robinson, Web Developer
CJ Rosenbower, Senior Web Specialist
Gary O'Berg
, Associate Director AV Production
Jesse Hopkins, Analytics Manager


School and Project Development

Paula Voyles, Assistant Vice President
Gina Bratcher, Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for School and Project Development
Brandon Starr, Director of Development for University Programs
Laurie Ann Ross, Director of Development for General University
Carolina Garza, Advancement Associate

Athletics Development
Joshua Whittenburg, Associate Athletics Director for Development
Vacant, Assistant Athletics Director for Development
Alyssa Limmer, Athletics Development Assistant
Bob Sharp, Director of Major Gifts
Vacant, Director of Athletics Development Operations
Lizzie Dumas, Coordinator of Athletics Development Operations
Abdoul Kouyate, Athletics Development Coordinator
Jordan Mack, Assistant Director of Athletics Development
Jake Yurachek, Assistant Director of Athletics Development

School Development

Cox School of Business
Ashley Pitts, Director of Development
Meg McLaughlin, Advancement Coordinator

Dedman College
Shivangi Pokharel Perkins, Director of Development
Vacant, Advancement Associate

Dedman School of Law
Clayton Ellis, Director of Development
Arta Sela, Advancement Associate

Lyle School of Engineering
Maya Jhangiani, Director of Development
Meredith Bayoud, Advancement Associate

Meadows School of the Arts
Nick Weege, Director of Development
Chris Murphy, Advancement Associate

Perkins School of Theology
John Martin, Director of Development
Rose Burns, Advancement Associate

Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Jeffrey King, Director of Development
Britney Tyner, Advancement Associate


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